This started as a pineapple basil smoothie. Then when I saw the ripe banana in my fruit basket, this became a banana pineapple basil smoothie. But that was too long of a recipe title, so I added a mango and called this a tropical basil smoothie. Yes, yes, and yes! A friend was surprised that pineapple and basil go well together, but trust me folks–they are a match made in heaven (kind of like this smoothie and your belly!). Enjoy!
Tropical Basil Smoothie
1 mango–flesh only
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup – 1 cup almond milk
Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort.
Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes.
Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!
This smoothie would make my day perfect! Love that you added basil, now I need to start growing my basil ASAP! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Terra
Ripe bananas are always the best! Thanks for sharing, I will have to make this for breakfast tomorrow.
How much basil are you putting in?
I start with about 5-6 leaves. You can always add more, so you might want to build up to it! I like a lot of basil!